Call for Pitches: Labor and Climate

Photo by Justin Lim
Photo by Justin Lim

Earth Island Journal is seeking pitches for an upcoming special edition on labor and climate change.

The labor and environmental movements haven’t always walked hand-in-hand. But as the climate crisis has deepened and the countless harms of racial capitalism have come into greater focus, the old “jobs versus the environment” battle lines have begun to blur, and the common ground between these two interest groups has become clearer.

In this special edition we hope to explore the full range of issues related to labor and the climate, including the many intersections between labor rights and the climate crisis; the challenges and tensions surfacing in these movements at this pivotal juncture for people and the planet; the ways in which labor and climate activists are collaborating; and more.

We are looking for on-the-ground reports, as well as personal essays, reflections, and think pieces of varying lengths. We can offer a $250 flat fee for shorter pieces under 1,000 words; $500-$800 for longer reports and essays between 1,500 and 3,000 words; $250 for interviews; and $200 for book reviews.

Please send us your pitches by April 8. We plan to make assignments by mid-April and would need full submissions by mid-June. The articles will most likely appear in our Autumn 2024 issue.

Please send your story ideas to with “Labor and Climate” in the subject line.